I’m glad to have been selected to integrate the Very Important Parallels Professional Program VIPP Program. This program allows its members a better understanding of the technologies around Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) while providing critical and valuable feedback to key stakeholders within the Parallels organization. This program is directly linked with Parallels leaders, and the members can work with those leaders to shape the future of remote access and cloud computing solutions.
The “official” announcement link: https://www.parallels.com/blogs/ras/samuel-legrand/
Parallels is well known (with over 5 million users) for their product Parallels Desktop that allows user to run Windows application on a Mac: https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/ The first time I’ve heard about the Remote Application Server (RAS) was during the E2EVC Lisbon in 2015. I remember that Cláudio Rodrigues (https://twitter.com/crod) was telling us that we should have a look at this product. Interested in the EUC market I gave a try and found that the solution was really easy to install and was a perfect fit for a lot of “small to medium” customers. I followed the different new versions at almost each E2EVC till the 16.5 one release a month ago. If you want to give a try to the solution, you can try it here : https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/download/choose-trial/ They propose three solutions to test:
- In the cloud (Azure or Amazon Web Services)
- In a box (a VM running on Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMware ESXi or Citrix XenServer)
- Manual install (for those who want to see how simple is to install )
I’m looking forward to the future of the solution so I’m glad to be part of the program to influence the product strategy.